by Tom Walogorsky

Anyone seeking a little extra shelter need look no further than The Shed Haus. Opened in March 2017, The Shed Haus, located at 816 Route 22, is a family owned and operated business that has quickly carved out a distinguished niche in the region. Specializing in authentic Amish sheds, The Shed Haus sets itself apart with quality materials and structures that are handcrafted from premium-grade, pressure treated lumber, and assembled with either vinyl or DuraTemp wood siding. The sheds also feature 30-year architectural grade shingles and a 10-year limited warrantee. Each shed is manufactured in Bird-in-Hand Township in Lancaster, PA, the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. The process takes roughly a month to complete before the Shed Haus coordinates delivery and installation of a structure.

In addition to its signature Amish sheds, Shed Haus offers barns, garages, chicken coups, and doors to fit any need. In total, there are 85 barn and shed designs available in 72 different color and trim styles. Also available are a selection of copper weathervanes, rain chains, and cupolas, all of which can be custom ordered.

The Shed Haus opened for business earlier this year when Al Thomsen, Jr., purchased the property on Route 22, formally the site of Martin’s Country Craftsman. Thomsen also owns Dutcher Avenue Builders, which has been a fixture in the Pawling community since 1984. “Opening The Shed Haus has been an amazing opportunity for us to serve our community,” says Kathleen Thomsen, Director of Finance and Accounting. “The positivity we have received from all our friends in Pawling and the surrounding towns has been so gratifying.” The location on Route 22 provides an expansive outdoor showroom, with more than twenty models of sheds, barns, and chicken coups on display. To date, Shed Haus boasts more than 100 satisfied customers.

Going forward, The Shed Haus aims to expand its inventory in order to continue offering quality products to the community. This will eventually include an expanded selection of barns, gazebos, run-in sheds, and dog kennels. Above all, the business looks to maintain its growth and be a positive force in local commerce. “Our focus is on people, our friends in this community,” says Kathleen Thomsen. “It’s all about providing premium quality structures with the kindness and service you would expect from your neighbor.”

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